Weimar (Germany), Saturday 12 October 2013

Goethe-Schiller-Denkmal, Weimar, Germany (Copyright © 2013 Hendrik Böttger / Run International EU)

Goethe and Schiller in Weimar


Held in the "Stadt der deutschen Klassik" Weimar, a city of 65,000 people in the state of Thuringia in central Germany, the Stadtlauf attracts around 3000 runners.

The event comprises a 10km run (two laps), a half marathon (four laps), and a number of shorter children's races.

The route is an undulating loop on asphalt and cobbles through Weimar's very pretty historic centre, and on gravel paths through the English-style ‘Park an der Ilm’.

Thousands of spectators line the course every year as the Stadtlauf forms part of the annual Zwiebelmarkt (Onion Market) which has been held for 360 years and which draws approximately 300,000 visitors over three days.

Weimar's cultural heritage is immense. Many literary and artistic geniuses like Goethe, Schiller, Cranach, Bach and Liszt worked there, and in 1919 the famous Bauhaus art school was founded in Weimar.


Goethes Gartenhaus, Weimar, Germany (Copyright © 2013 Hendrik Böttger / Run International EU)

Runners will pass 'Goethes Gartenhaus' in the 'Park an der Ilm'.


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Weimar (108km from Leipzig, 270km from Berlin, 274km from Frankfurt, 294km from Prague)

Date: 12 October 2013 (Saturday)

Race distance: 21km; 10km; children 400m-2000m

Start time: 10.00 (children); 12.55 (21km); 13.00 (10.5km)

Start and finish: Goetheplatz

Entries: online (from 1 June until 10 Oct 2013) or by post (until 9 Oct 2013); late entries on the day

Entry limit (10km): 2000 entries + 50 entries on the day

Entry limit (21km): 350 entries + 20 entries on the day

Entry fees (10km, 21km): € 15 (advance entries); € 20 (entries on the day)

Entry fees (children): no entry fees

Race centre: "congress centrum neue weimarhalle", UNESCO-Platz 1

You get: technical T-shirt, chip timing, Bratwurst and drinks after the race, free entry to the public swimming pool

Prizes: to the first 3 M/F and to the first 3 in each category

Changing facilities, free parking: Wimaria-Stadion

Number of finishers 2012: 1779 (10km), 289 (21km), 859 children

Event website (in German): www.weimarer-stadtlauf.de


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